Morning Free Association 2/18/2016

Good morning, everyone!

Dennis Wideman’s 20-game suspension was upheld by Gary Bettman yesterday. The NHLPA plans to file an appeal. Central to the decision was a text message from Wideman to a teammate saying, “the only problem and the only reason I’m here is cause the stupid refs and stupid media.” The upheld suspension might make Wideman a cheaper option at the trade deadline for a team that feels confident about making the playoffs already.

The Bruins are in Nashville tonight to face the Toothcats, a possible trade partner at the deadline. Nashville’s still looking for offense, so it would be nice to score lots of goals on them to show them things they would like to trade for. But if we score lots of goals on them, maybe they will think they need to improve their defense, which is what we want to do, too. Hrm…

What’s on tap?

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